Resource tools

resource-tools

Resource tools provide options and controls for managing each resource. The options you see will depend on your user group permissions but the view here is what you would see if you have full access to the resource and all system actions.

What do they do?
  • Download
    This allows you to download the file. Depending on your system configuration and user permissions there may be a number of download options to provide different sizes and formats for the resource.
    From version 9.2 direct download will always be available except when the system has been configured to require terms on download.
  • View
    Shows a preview of the image in full screen. This may appear as either a lightbox modal, which opens on the current page, or a new page which allows you to just view the image on its own.
  • Add to collection
    Adds the resource to your current selected collection (open in the bottom collection bar)
  • Share
    Allows sharing of the resource with other users. See Sharing resources for more information.
  • Edit metadata
    Takes you to the resource editing page which provides resource modification and manipulation options. See Editing Resources for more information.
  • Download metadata
    This allows you to download just the metadata for this file. Normally this will be output as a text file with colon separated key value pairs. Requires the $metadata_download config option to be enabled.
  • Delete
    Moves the resource from the Active to the Deleted state. Once in the Deleted state the resource remains accessible to those users with the necessary permissions. Administrators can revert the deletion to move the resource back to the Active state. If the resource is already in the Deleted state you will have the option to Delete Permanently, the resource will be irretrievably removed from the system. Depending on your system configuration you may be asked to input your password to confirm deletion.
  • Manage alternative files
    ResourceSpace is able to store multiple versions of a file as alternatives to the original resource. Different sizes or editions of videos or images can be stored as alternatives to give users more flexibility when working with resources. Use this option to manage those alternative files. See Alternative Files for more information.
  • Lock/unlock
    (v9.3+) Locking a resource prevents other users from editing it. Administrators can remove this lock if necessary. See Resource Locking for more information
  • Log
    ResourceSpace keeps a log of resource activity such as edits, shares or downloads. Where these actions have been made there is a timestamp and record of the user who took the action.
  • Image tools
    This is a tool provided by the commonly used Transform Plugin which comes as a base plugin with ResourceSpace. This allows an image to be cropped to show a selected area only, this section can then be downloaded or saved as an alternative file.